Naranappa's preferred maxim of living--"borrow, if you must, but drink your ghee" (Murthy 1999, 21)--finds articulation in an idiom consonant with his professed aim in life--to "destroy brahminism
Aikant (2011) rightly asserts, Praneshacharya's brahminism
extends beyond the normal parameters and his self enforced celibacy is a manifestation of his excessive zeal for purity.
It is ridiculous to put Islam on a par with Brahminism
, which considers forceful possession of women in the kshatriya [Hindu warrior] caste legal." (42) Not only does Imam, like Mill, avoid the question of how formal rights may have little to do with the lived experience of most women, he evinces his own parochial orientalism in evoking Hinduism as a static and uniform system.
This is a crucial piece of information, for it was in this period that a revitalized, theistic Brahminism
was patronized by the Guptas.
to become inert and cease from all real movement of soul, is Brahminism
, not Christ, not Christianity." "Our gospel," he assured listeners in "Christ Regenerates Even the Desires," "is never jealous of the desires, puts us to no task of repression, or extirpation." (55) He elaborated:
Devanandan: The Gospel and the Hindu Intellectual (CISRS, 1958); Resurgent Hinduism: Review of Modern Movements (CISRS, 1958); Our Task Today: Revision of Evangelistic Concern (CISRS, 1958); The Dravida Kazhagam: A Revolt Against Brahminism
(CISRS, 1959); The Gospel and Renascent Hinduism (SCM, 1959); Christian Concern in Hinduism (CISRS, 1961); Christian Issues in Southern Asia (Friendship Press, 1963)
I won't go so far as to suggest these editors are perpetuating brahminism
. But I will say that to include no piece from Composition Studies or JBTW or TETYC, or only one piece from Written Communication, or nothing from RTE since 1979--that's an embarrassment.
In An Area of Darkness, Naipaul recalls an incident at school in his science class which endorses his deep-rooted Brahminism
: At one stage a beaker and a length of tube were passed from boy to boy, so that we might suck and observe the effects.
The sexual economies of modern India (New Delhi: Kali, 1998); V Geetha, 'Gender and the Logic of Brahminism
: Periyar and the Polities of the Female Body', in KK Sangari and Urea Chakravarti ed., From Myths to Markets: Essays on Gender (New Delhi: Manohar, 1998), 198-233.
In drawing out her argument, Rege criticises the dichotomy between the material and cultural which equates the material to environmental degradation and brahminism
to the cultural: Brahmanical patriarchies and caste-specific patriarchies are material in their determination of the access to resources, the division of labour, the sexual division of labour and division of sexual labour [...] Further [...] endogamy also structures and maintains the redistribution of resources.
The powers of a new-age metropolitan Hindutva publicity, as is apparent here, thus lie not in proposing a stable subjective horizon of meaning, but in creating an informatic plane, a project of new age memory, where pulsating, de-enunciated mantras of Brahminism
can enter into diffuse and osmotic relations with metropolitan common sense, techno quizdom, and habit.
For instance, for the lower castes, or Dalits, the only way to gain access to state resources was by co-opting the principles of Brahminism
, which implied a rejection of their ways of life.
Though his American Renaissance contemporaries certainly dabbled in Orientalist images, Poe's own adoption of the arabesque illuminates his aesthetic fascination with decadence and decay, an interest that contrasted sharply with the Transcendentalists' sunny celebration of Persian roses and Indian Brahminism
. (5) Attention to Poe's employment of arabesque, then, gives me an opportunity to separate the different strains of Orientalism running through the American literary renaissance and to register the stakes in the transference of an image not only from popular culture into aesthetics, but from one culture to another.
Despite Nobili's seeing similarities between Hinduism (Brahminism
) and European society, Nobili did not dialogue with the natives but affirmed the Jesuit position and tried to show that Christianity was not a "foreign religion" for low castes (192).